Scalloped by coves and bays and embellished by channels and islands, Southwest Michigan’s butterfly-shaped, largest all-sports lake is the place Mike McCullough grew up. Now, enamored and inspired by a rare piece of spacious property with sweeping Gun Lake views, Mike and his wife, Karen, have returned to build a custom year-round residence — and found a family legacy.

Follow each chapter to our final showcase feature:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

2012-13 GREAT LAKES STORY SPONSORS:

Mike Schaap Builders

J. Visser Design Benchmark Wood Studio

Bekins, Inc.

Landscape Design Services

Potts Masonry DeGraaf Interiors

Genzink Plumbing

Town & Country Group

Retractable Solutions